Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Melbourne, Australia
05 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Convenient central city location in Melbourne, one of the world's most liveable cities
  • 2 x Full-Time, Continuing Position (1 x games and graphics programming academic, 1 x machine learning academic)
  • Attractive salary package on offer
  • Application closing date: Sunday 8th October 2017

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. Situated within the College of Science, Engineering and Health, the School of Science provides over 45 bachelor and postgraduate programs, and undertakes world class research across the disciplines of physical sciences, mathematical sciences and computer science.

The position will be aligned with the Discipline of Computer Science and Software Engineering, part of one of Australia's largest and leading educational facilities in the field. In the 2017 QS University Rankings by discipline, RMIT University was ranked top-100 globally for Computer Science and Information Systems. RMIT University prides itself on the quality of its graduates, achieved through programs that have a strong emphasis on both

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

The Role : The position will contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the Computer Science & Software Engineering Discipline within the School of Science. The incumbent is to make a significant contribution to the delivery of programs and to be actively involved in research, consulting and other professional activities.

As there are two (2) positions available, they have different foci: one (1) position will focus on the teaching and delivery of course materials in the Games and Graphics Programming degree, and conduct research in related areas; the one (1) other position will focus on an individual's research expertise in Machine Learning preferably in application areas such as Reinforcement Learning, Deep Learning, Machine Vision, Image Recognition or NLP. For further information, please see the position descriptions attached.

Your Responsibilities : The Lecturer will undertake independent teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level including: designing, conducting and moderating assessment; implementing improvements informed by course evaluation activities and student feedback. A Senior Lecturer may have responsibility for program management. In research, the Lecturer will engage in and lead high quality research projects that are aligned with the University's research focus areas to achieve success in attracting research funding, producing high quality outputs and supervising higher degree by research candidates. The Lecturer will also conduct Leadership and Engagement duties as appropriate to the level.

Skills & Experience Required: You will have demonstrated ability to coordinate large courses, prepare and deliver programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including high quality curriculum and program materials with an ability to implement innovative approaches to student-centred learning. For the teaching focussed role, you will have a demonstrable capability to teach core specialist courses within the Bachelor of Games and Graphics Programming.

The position related to research in Machine Learning, requires an emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs in Machine Learning, evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding or industry links.

To Apply

For further information please contact Assoc. Prof. John Thangarajah (john.thangarajah@rmit.edu.au) or to view a position description visit yourcareer.rmit.edu.au and search using job reference number 558258.

Applications close on Sunday 8th October 2017.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.